I have an affinity for inspirational quotes. Several favorites are printed and nailed to my the wall across my desk. Whenever the work gets rough, it’s always helpful to have a reminder of what you are doing it all for.
These 30 quotes don’t need any introduction. Pick a few to write over your desk, to motivate you when you are down. Share these with a friend, or better yet, make them lemon squares. Anyone deserves them for working so hard.
30 Quotes to Get You Through the Workday
- If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle
- Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Unknown
- Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. – Les Brown
- No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams
- Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
- A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. – Jack Dempsey
- Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. – Napoleon Hill
- Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone. – John Wooden
- With self-discipline most anything is possible. – Theodore Roosevelt
- What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert H. Schuller
- Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald
- Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie
- I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale
- You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
- Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
- If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh
- There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
- Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair
- Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress. – Maimonides
- Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown
- It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
- Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
- You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills
- Do or do not. There is no try. — Yoda
- If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg
- Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. – Confucius
- Do not set yourself on fire in order to keep others warm. – Anonymous
- I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson
- Dreams don’t work unless you do. – John C. Maxwell
- Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. –Abraham Lincoln
Grain-Free Lemon Bars
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 5 eggs
- 1 full lemon (rind included)
- 3 tbsp tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare the crust by mixing the ingredients and pressing it onto the bottom of a lined 9×9 pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden, and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
- Prepare the filling by pulsing the lemon in the food processor then adding the honey, lemon, and eggs. Blend until smooth and there are no lemon chunks.
- Pour over the crust and bake for about 25 minutes until set. (The middle might still be jiggly but that’s okay; it will firm up when cold.) You don’t want a brown crust over the filling because that will ruin the tart flavor.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set, and enjoy!